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Budget 2017: Hammond says stamp duty cut 'will help a million first-time buyers'


Philip Hammond has dismissed concerns that abolishing stamp duty for first-time buyers will push up house prices.

Dozens rescued as flooding hits north west of England and Wales


Heavy rain has caused widespread flooding and travel disruption across north west England and North Wales.

UK car production up, despite falling domestic demand


More than 157,000 cars rolled off production lines last month, 3.5% more than the October 2016, while exports have increased by 5%.

Coffee consumption linked to health benefits, researchers claim


Drinking three or four cups a day compared to drinking none was linked to a lower likelihood of developing cardiovascular problems.

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A wet start in Scotland with snow falling in places


Elsewhere it will be largely sunny, though with gusty winds at times, and a few showers likely in places.


Jeffrey Tambor accused of sexual harassment by third woman


The actor said he did not remember the latest allegation, but apologised for “inadvertently” causing discomfort.


Budget 2017: Treasury defends stamp duty cut after OBR warning


The chancellor cut duty on homes sold up to £300,000 in his Wednesday Budget, a boon to young people hoping to get onto the property ladder.


RAF aircraft joins search effort for missing Argentine submarine


The ARA San Juan disappeared on November 15, en route from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata.


New crisis for British Gymnastics as it faces a grass roots rebellion

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Top management at British Gymnastics face a grass roots rebellion in the wake of recent controversies surrounding the sport.


NHS warns Budget deal may not be enough to meet demand


Philip Hammond's financial commitment to the NHS in this year's Budget falls short of what is needed according to hospital bosses.

Hammond delivers banter with the Budget


As well as preparing his speech the Chancellor had spent some time preparing his gags, one of which included a prop.

Budget 2017: Reaction to key policies of the Chancellor's statement


An overview of the reaction to key policies in Chancellor Philip Hammond's 'forward thinking Budget'.

A lively night ahead


Strong winds and a soaking for many tonight


Mild and wild weather for the UK


Mild air but windy & wild

Kevin Spacey: UK police investigating second sexual assault claim


House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey is understood to be being investigated by British police over a second alleged sexual assault.


A Brexit Budget


The biggish politics from the Budget is that there will be a £6bn stimulus in the year before Brexit and £10bn in the year after Brexit.


Stamp duty cut: What you need to know as Chancellor scraps tax for first-time buyers


Stamp duty is to be abolished for first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced in his Budget.

Budget 2017: The key points from the Chancellor's speech


Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his Budget which he believes will help build "a Britain fit for the future".


Budget 2017: Stamp duty abolished for first-time buyers as Hammond reveals growth forecast cut


Stamp duty for all first-time buyer purchases up to £300,000 is to be abolished immediately, Philip Hammond has announced in his Budget.


Emmerson Mnangagwa makes first public appearance after return to Zimbabwe as the country's new leader


Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa heralded a "new and unfolding democracy" in front of a huge cheering crowd in Harare.

Wednesday, Nov 22

Ratko Mladic sentenced to life after being found guilty of genocide in Hague war crimes trial


Ratko Mladic said he will appear his life sentence after being found guilty of war crimes, including genocide, during the Bosnian war.

Budget 2017: Roll-up, roll-up for Hammond's magical spectacular


The Chancellor will conjure up more homes; better roads (complete with driverless cars); improved trains and extra funding for the NHS.

Tuesday, Nov 21

Budget 2017: Hammond to outline 'significant investments for the future'


The Chancellor said he will use the Budget to "invest to secure a bright future", in a signal he is ready to usher in the end of austerity.

Is today's safe and dull budget dangerous for May?


If the budget is dull that may not be good for May, as this government is in need of a "narrative" - other than the chaos of Brexit talks.

Streets erupt in parties as Robert Mugabe resigns and country waits for new president


Zimbabwe's recently fired vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to return today to be sworn in as the country's new leader.

More than 10,000 criminal cases 'may be affected' by forensic data manipulation


More than 10,000 cases "may have been affected" by alleged data manipulation at a Randox Testing Services forensics laboratory.

Monday, Nov 20

Big government shift on divorce bill to £40bn and future role of European Court of Justice


The biggest hitters in the government have moved a long way towards giving Michel Barnier and Donald Tusk what they say they want.

ITV News inside A&E: Doctors 'scared' by thought of busy winter months


ITV News spent the day at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading looking at the lengths it is going to prepare for the winter ahead.

Robert Mugabe 'could be impeached in two days' after resisting calls to step down


The Zimbabwean ruling party will move a motion for impeachment on Tuesday, an official said.

Charles Manson: Cult leader responsible for murder of Sharon Tate and six others dies


Manson was the mastermind behind the murder of actress Sharon Tate and six others.

Sunday, Nov 19

Emmerson Mnangagwa: Who is the man poised to take over from Mugabe?


A former ally of Robert Mugabe and for years his enforcer, the man known as 'the crocodile' may soon take his boss' job.

Robert Mugabe vows to stay on as Zimbabwe's President


The rambling speech came just hours after the country's ruling party voted to sack Mr Mugabe as their leader.

Police believe 'no one else involved' in Gaia Pope's death


A post-mortem examination 'has not identified any injuries to suggest any other person was involved', Dorset police said.

Mugabe sacked as leader of ruling party but clings on as President


The President has been removed from his post at the head of the ruling ZANU-PF party in a move that adds to pressure on him to stand down.

Saturday, Nov 18

Gerry Adams announces plan to step down as Sinn Fein president in 2018


The 69-year-old republic veteran told the annual Sinn Fein Ard Fheis it would be his last as leader.

Gaia Pope: Sister pays tribute to 'light of her life' after body found


A body has been found in the search for missing teenager Gaia Pope.

Zimbabwe: 'Robert Mugabe knows his time is up'


The people of Zimbabwe, in their tens of thousands, have never witnessed anything like it.

Thousands of Zimbabweans gather in Harare to demand Robert Mugabe departure


Thousands of people have gathered in Harare as Zimbabweans prepare to protest against the rule of Robert Mugabe.